Researchers need to think beyond publications: VC

TheTribune: PATIALA:Punjabi University’s Intellectual Proprietary Rights Cell, in collaboration with the Punjab State Council for Science and Technology, Chandigarh, organised a one-day seminar-cum-panel discussion for drafting of IPR Policy in the university’s Senate Hall.

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88% of journals in UGC’s white list are predatory, finds study

A systematic study of the University Grants Commission’s (UGC) approved list of journals has confirmed what scientists have long suspected. The white list contains a huge number of dubious or predatory journals which publish substandard papers for a small fee with very little peer-reviewing, if at all.

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China declared world’s largest producer of scientific articles

For the first time, China has overtaken the United States in terms of the total number of science publications, according to statistics compiled by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). The agency’s report, released on 18 January, documents the United States’ increasing competition from China and other developing countries that are stepping up their investments in science and technology.

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